Flamingos in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Kenya Safari Vacation: Game Drives in Famous National Parks

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Countries Visited

Kenya

Places Visited

Tsavo West National Park, Amboseli National Park, Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Explore the multifaceted Kenyan wilderness on this week-long tour through the most famous regions. Early days in the remote and volcanic Tsavo West National Park are perfectly complemented by the tranquility and serenity of Amboseli. Watch as elephants and zebra roam in the shadow of the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, before venturing onwards to the famed plains of the Masai Mara, in search of the Great Wildebeest Migration (migration dependent on month you are visiting). Allow the enormity and...

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Trip Highlights

  • Wander alongside the volcanic-fed springs of Tsavo West, watching hippos and crocodiles bob in the crystal clear waters
  • Daydream while being drifted away watching elephants gracefully walk the plains of Amboseli, with Kilimanjaro towering in the background
  • Find yourself at the epicenter of the Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) on the Masai Mara, surrounded by two million grazing ungulates
  • Search the savanna for the Big Five: lions, leopards, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros
  • Wander amidst a sea of pink flamingos feasting on the algae-filled shores of Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley

Detailed Description

This tour begins in the eastern corner of Kenya, amidst the planet’s newest volcano range. Explore the jagged peaks of Tsavo West and the Chyulu Hills, pausing to sit beside a bubbling spring filled with hippos and crocodiles. From here, journey into the shadow of the highest peak in Africa as you enter Amboseli National Park. With Mount Kilimanjaro acting as a picturesque backdrop for safaris, seek out close encounters with some of Africa’s largest elephants on the expansive and tranquil plains.

From Amboseli, drive into the shadow of the continent’s second highest peak: Mount Kenya. Spend a day quietly walking the forested slopes from a wooded mountain retreat. Elephants and buffalo frequently come within feet of the lodge deck, in search of salt and water at the resident watering hole. From here, descend from the highlands to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to explore the flamingo-fringed shores of Lake Nakuru. Drive along the floodplains and through the woodlands in search of one of the continent’s surviving rhino populations.

The adventure concludes on the infamous and majestic plains of the Masai Mara. The final days of this tour will be spent in pursuit of intimate wildlife encounters as you follow dusty trails across the savanna. If timed correctly, you will easily find yourself within the heart of the Great Wildebeest Migration, one of the world’s most remarkable natural spectacles. Carnivores often escort the two million ungulates, creating a number of thrilling and unbelievable wildlife spotting. Days amidst it all will make for the ultimate climax to this Kenyan safari vacation

Ideal Travel Months

This tour through Kenya covers a number of different parks in hopes of providing you with the best wildlife viewing opportunities possible. Wildlife is most easily seen between the months of August and November, as well as January and March, when the bush is less dense and wildlife tends to congregate around fewer watering holes.

The tour spends only a single full day in the Masai Mara, meaning that the Great Wildebeest Migration is not designed to be a focal point of the tour. If however you do wish to see this spectacle, aim to visit between the months of August and November. Be aware that crowds are highest during these months. 

Related information: Zicasso offers a variety of safaris.  You may want to browse reviews for Kenyan safaris from real travelers about their customized experience.

Starting Price

$4,090 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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